Saturday, December 16, 2017

Cartoonist Lee Judge Leaves the "Kansas City Star"

From The Kansas City Star.



It’s 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, and I’m about to start my last day at The Kansas City Star.

April 1, 1981 was my first day at The Star, and back then my boss was editorial page editor Jim Scott. 

Not long after I arrived in Kansas City, Jim taught me a valuable lesson.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Women Who Draw

From the website Women Who Draw.


The site "Women Who Draw" is an open directory of female illustrators intended to encourage art directors, editors, publishers and designers to hire women illustrators more frequently. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tomi Ungerer in The New York Times

From Tomi Ungerer's website.

How soon, darkness at noon. ©Tomi Ungerer, 2017

The New York Times
recently asked Tomi Ungerer, and a variety of other artists, to reflect on the year that’s been for their Turning Points magazine. 

The magazine explores what critical moments from this year might mean for the year ahead; Ungerer’s contribution reflects on the ongoing destruction of our environment, and the tipping point that 2017 has been for social and environmental crises:

Monday, December 11, 2017

50 years of Aislin

Every Monday in 2017, the Montreal Gazette features an Aislin cartoon drawn over the past 50 years, with a backstory for each.

Serge Chapleau and Terry Mosher co-hosted Montreal’s Museum Day in 1999

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

I wish I'd drawn... (44)

... this cartoon by the Washington Post's Ann Telnaes.

After President Trump endorsed Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday, the Republican National Committee flip-flopped and announced support for his Alabama campaign.

UPDATE

You can now buy the t-shirt on Amazon.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Graphic designer Ivan Chermayeff dies at 85

From The Architects Newspaper.

A range of logos produced by Ivan Chermayeff’s agency, Chermayeff & Geismar
(Courtesy History of Graphic Design)

Ivan Chermayeff, one of the founders of the modern profession of graphic design, passed away on December 3 at age 85. 

Born in London to design royalty, his father Serge was a Russian-born industrial designer, author, and architect of the De La Warr Pavilion (with Erich Mendelsohn).

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Sexual harassment scandals in cartoons

Michael Cavna in The Washington Post.

Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch

Since the unmasking of Harvey Weinstein, the names of other celebrities accused of sexual misconduct have followed with the regularity of a drumbeat growing louder.

November brought forth such entertainment and media celebrities as Charlie Rose and Louis C.K., and the month ends with a flurry of such figures as Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor, Russell Simmons...